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___, June 25, 2012 in Hunting and Fishing
Yup, the best way to rid them is a trap. Agreed. However, "some" women tend to see a mouse and low and behold it's a rat the size of king kong. Never had rats or mice, well, a hundred yds away in the wood pile I'd seen traces. But never in the house(s). Of course it doesn't matter, if it has hair and isn't the Lab, it's going to die, or I will.
Growing up as a kid in the 60's I trapped mushrats on the river and sold there
hides for $7-$10. You could actually buy a double bubble for a penny back then and
a popcicle was .07cents. Get a bag of peanuts and a small bottle of Coke for a quarter.
Not bad when I had the time to run my longsprings and check them. Dunno what
pelt brings now if anything.
It would be wise to have some Longspring traps on hand, I do! Especially if one is in a rural area. You could get a meal without ever firing a shot by trapping and for me, I'd rather be a ghost.
Here's a link if anyone is interested.
Oh, one other thing. I have no diseases. Thanks to Uncle Sam I've probably had
8000 shots (inoculations) over 22 yrs. But I have left turds in approx. 12 countries!
get a cat.
Trouble with a cat is the same problem with a terrier. On the way to work this morning I had to dispose of the 4th mouse my wife's terrier brought to her. He was SO proud of himself that he got a doggie treat:D ... of course now he figures to bring us what ever he catches for his reward so we're kind of stuck. Scared to death he'll hide it in the box springs (likes his cave) and I'll have to go searching.
Weird weather makes the rodents careless and that gets them caught. I agree with the cat (or terrier) just be aware that you may reap the 'reward' for your giving them a home.
I do not want to hear about LONG POSTS AUTO LOL
I have found peanut butter, cheese and fruit like a strawberry or piece of apple on a trap works well
for most critters
human scent can put off a critter so I use in extreme cases where the critter won't take the bait
wash with a drop of bleach in a glass of water with the fruit on a fork place on trap and set.
and set in the evening or in a dark area anytime mice and rats are not ig on a lot of light and night time is play time for them but I have seen many roaming during the day, if they are hungry they will do whatever it takes.
And I am a fan of the duke long spring traps they are inexpensive and last forever
I got a great mouser! She was a rescue and was determined to "feed" me. Bless her heart! Havn't had a "dinner" brought to me in a couple of years now. She is good at her job. Patrols her territory at least twice a day.
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